Patent Vending
Rescued from its long tenure as the home of processed snacks, the vending machine is enjoying a moment of unprecedented glitz.
Patenting Apartment Piles
A patent on a house design: this is the heart of the controversy surrounding Hans Zwimpfer's Pile-Up Housing.
Joseph Joseph Prevails in Patent Lawsuit
From the glossy and the tactile to the litigous, Dwell's June issue (on newsstands now) covers every facet of interior design,...
The Modernist’s Tree
America’s first patented shade tree is as high design as a plant can be.
Porsche Design’s Lavish Residential Tower in Miami Lifts Residents and Cars Sky High
With units starting at $6.3 million and four-story penthouses topping out at $32.5 million, the Porsche Design Tower in Miami...
Molding the Modern City
Many of us have taken “professional development” courses, if only to keep up with the pre-teens already coding their own social...
Friday Finds 8.12.11
We present to you our weekly roundup of all things interesting, exciting, and design-related that we discovered on the web.
Preview: Project H Design
"Change for change" innocently declares a bright green vending machine, but this design intervention delivers more bang for your...
The Brickley Engine
Moving parts mean friction; friction means a drag on engine efficiency.
A Chat with Designer Liora Manné
Liora Manné is a textile designer who created the patented Lamontage process.
Textiles in Motion
Sydney-based embroidery designers MaricorMaricar hit our radar screen back in August with a series called Turns of Speech,...
Coffee Tables That Would Make Yves Klein Proud
A half-century later, furniture designers are finally catching up to painter Yves Klein’s visionary Table Bleue.
5 Toasters Tested by San Francisco's Tartine Bakery
Any way you slice it, toast makes the most of any loaf.
Moroso Factory Tour
Moroso, the Italian furniture company known for discovering remarkable designers such as Ron Arad and Patricia Urquiola,...
Manage Your Next Design Project with Dropmark
Any project that is worth doing, is worth doing right.
French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo
A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.
Shanghai Living by Hu Yang
At Dress Codes, the current exhibition and third triennial at the International Center of Photography in New York, I saw a...
Architect Series Dimmers
The right lighting can bring warmth and atmosphere to any room.
Innovative Furniture That's Made To Be Played With
Modern Furniture that is designed to be redesigned.
Inspiration Nation
Writer Lisa Katayama sees innovation triumphing over tragedy in Japan in the wake of the Sendai earthquake.